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Vignette Expands in Europe, Australia

Vignette Corp., a provider of Internet Relationship Management (IRM) solutions, is opening new offices in Australia and Europe, and has opened an expanded headquarters in Austin, Texas.

"Vignette's momentum has been truly extraordinary by any measure," said Greg Peters, president and CEO. "Top companies around the world are adopting and deploying our IRM solutions to build their businesses for Internet banking, retail electronic commerce, distribution channel management and online publishing. . . With the release of StoryServer 4 and the announcement of Vignette Syndication Server (VSS), we believe we have set the standard for building successful online businesses."

Vignette opened its European headquarters in the United Kingdom in January. In the third quarter of this year, Vignette expanded into Hamburg, Germany and opened an office in Sydney, Australia. Next month, Vignette plans to open an office in Paris. European customers include The Guardian, Shell Oil, British Telecom, Bertelsmann, Lufthansa and Nokia. This week, Vignette will open its new 90,000-square-foot world headquarters in Austin.

Vignette's StoryServer 4 is a solution for building and managing personalized business-to-customer relationships on individual sites and VSS is for syndicating content and building and managing business-to-business customer chains on the Web for maximum online market reach. VSS is entering beta testing with various banking, high-technology and publishing companies and will be generally available in approximately 60 days.